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2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 First Ride Photo Gallery

Motorcycle USA gets a taste of the 2009 Yamaha R1 literbike. Check out the pictures of Yamaha's latest superbike and make sure to read the full first ride review at 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 First Ride.

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Four color options are avaialble for '09.
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Changes from the ground up for '09 from Yamaha.
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The R1 gets a slightly taller windscreen and wider upper fairing for better aero.
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Gadgets galore, those techies out there will love the new R1’s dash.
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Giant ram-air intakes now sit where the outer headlamps used to be.
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The R1 shines when pushed to its limit.
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2009 Yamaha YZF-R1
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Eastern Creek proved to be a very fast and technical circuit, perfect for testing the new R1.
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The R1 should make a great base platform for a race machine.
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An all-new Delta Box frame had to be designed to cope with the new engine.
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The R1's crossplane crankshaft.
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Footpegs are now adjustable 15mm up and down and 3mm front to back.
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Floggin' the R1 in the hot Aussie sun.
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'Peace out' competiton? Come Shootout time we'll find out.
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Middleweight-like handling from a liter-bike.
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Say hello to GP technology for the street - at a price we all can afford.
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Spinnin' the Euro-spec OE Michelin street tire was quite easy. A bit too easy.
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2009 Yamaha YZF-R1. Eastern Creek Raceway, Sydney, Australia.
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New EPA sound laws equals new massive exhaust systems.
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State-of-the-art projector beam headlights make room for the new air ducts and feature both high and low beam together.
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Back from the grave is thte original Red/White color scheme for the original '98 R1, and it's one of our favorties.
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Rossi on the bike that started all the crossplane crankshaft business.